Full A Team Review: Hotel Morocco

Hotel Morocco

When one comes to the setting of Hotel Morocco there is seemingly very little in the way of set. This does not mean anything except that the actors take care of any doubt you have entered a strange hotel in New York. Even the preshow announcement lets you know that you are in NYC and that there is only going to be a bit of sass and saucey from the stage. I won’t give you much of a breakdown on the story except to say that the main characters are all dealing with loss or isolation in their own unique way. The main character of Adam has had a string of events cause him to take a position as a staff member at the Hotel Morocco and see lives being molded within the hotel. It is a solid performance and one that helps anchor any form of reality to the stage. Many of the other staff characters are almost beyond belief except for the fact that I have met people like all of them. Suzanne Balling as Sylvia touched the biggest cord with me as a guest at the hotel who is trying to find sexual freedom from her marriage and parenting in a thankless world she has left behind. Her struggle to find temporary happiness is touching to me. Another character that I wish I could have seen more of was that of Shelly, Adam’s ex girl friend played by Karen Alvarado. Her brief scenes on stage magnified Alexander Hall’s lead character of Adam block against his former life. One can almost feel bad for the couple as their attempts to communicate with each other face nothing but strife. One other character of mention is that of Rocco, played by John McNeill. He is a hotel resident who provides some of the biggest insanities and truths to the reality of life and what comes of it. There are other fun and fine performances but I hope you come yourself to find out what they are. Once you have checked into the Hotel Morocco you will leave with something to remember.

–A Team Reviewer

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